It should come as no surprise that the teachers union in the failing Kansas City Missouri School District doesn't want teachers to be graded on their performance:
As the Kansas City school board opened a discussion continuing this month about setting standards of expected student test growth for teachers, the union president Andrea Flinders warned they were venturing down a “dangerous” path.To be fair, virtually every teacher interviewed by the Red Star said pay for performance was a good idea.
“These teachers who actively change their practices, who hone their skills to learn the strategies it takes — they should be rewarded," said East High School teacher Fatimah Daud.
“But for me,” [Geron Tatum] said, “what students am I producing? This is what my job is: Are they learning? If not, I’m not effective.”
Bring on performance-based evaluations, say Bonner Springs School District elementary teachers Anna Lavely and Molly Dykman. Professionals in most fields are judged and rewarded for their performance, they said.